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    harold g
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    I bought a jacot pivoting tool.So what do you use to polish and file the parts.On E-bay I see a metal file type tool for the job and a Bergeon Beco Technic #203832 polishing buff plus 2 pivot polishers.The first type I’ve seen in the instructions with the tool as part of the kit.Also do you use a bow to power the tool or are there other ways to do this.

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    arutha
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    Hi Harold,
    the jacot tool is driven with a small bow, I have however seen them driven by a small lathe motor but Ithink a bow is the better way to go when starting out. You can get burnishers/pivot files combined. The jacot tool is used just for polishing watch pivots so the smaller the burnisher the better. There are left and right handed burnishers, I am pretty sure Bob explains their use and what to look for in his videos. A needle file is not to be used on watch pivots as they remove too much material, its got to be a pivot file with very fine teeth.
    Here is a short video showing the use of a jacot tool – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x-qZklkLO2M
    Paul.

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    tmac1956
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    Harold:

    I recommend the following DVD: “The Jacot Lathe” by Ron DeCorte. He shows all of the Do’d and Don’ts of the device. This video is well worth the investment and can be purchased through AWCI.

    Thanks!
    tmac

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    harold g
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    thanks guys for the input,I’ll check out the leads you gave and absorb more info yea!They have the bow and horse hair string at Ottos for $55.00 and $10.00 respectively.Any other sources National Jewelry was a bust.Also the pivot file and burnishers.I don’t know if it’s just me,when I put in tool or product names at the supply houses for the most part the search engine says the item does’nt exist and when you look page by page ther it is same name and everything.Whats up with that?

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    tmac1956
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    @Harold G wrote:

    thanks guys for the input,I’ll check out the leads you gave and absorb more info yea!They have the bow and horse hair string at Ottos for $55.00 and $10.00 respectively.Any other sources National Jewelry was a bust.Also the pivot file and burnishers.I don’t know if it’s just me,when I put in tool or product names at the supply houses for the most part the search engine says the item does’nt exist and when you look page by page ther it is same name and everything.Whats up with that?

    The guys in the video use monofilament fishing line anchored on one end to a strip of elastic tied to the back of a work table. It’s looped around the lathe pulley and then supports a weight about that of a big key ring allowing the user to simply pull down on the weight and when releasing, the elastic puts it back in its equalibrium. This is much easier to use than the old bows.

    Regarding the pivot files…

    Go to this supplier:
    http://www.milehiclocksupplies.org/cat1.htm

    Then, click on the link entitled: “Burnisher-pivot file/burnisher”

    This will bring up a PDF file that lists LH and RH pivot files.

    Enjoy!
    tmac

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    harold g
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    In some of the nicer and complete sets there is what I thought was a emblam in the box but now realize its the counter weight for what you described.

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    tmac1956
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    @Harold G wrote:

    In some of the nicer and complete sets there is what I thought was a emblam in the box but now realize its the counter weight for what you described.

    Yes – some of the Jacots actually have a system like that built into the base. I just bought some .25 ounce brass fishing sinkers and added a few to the end of the fishing line until I got the weight right.

    tmac

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